And because Circles is a Thai restaurant, it makes total sense that, to celebrate the new menu, chef Alex Boonphaya is giving away free burgers to everyone at the Northern Liberties location between noon and 2pm tomorrow–the day the new menu launches. I mean, nothing says Thailand like a nice cheeseburger, right?
Actually, the burger? That isn’t so weird since, slowly but surely, Boonphaya has been turning Circles into a strange kind of Thai/Mexican/American/Indian/Spanish/Korean fusion restaurant with things like Thai burritos, kimchi tacos with Penang beef, lamb massaman naan pizzas and nachos on the new board.
Oh, and that burger? Not your traditional bar burger, natch. He’s calling it a Sai Oar burger, making it with ground beef and lamb, topping it with fried onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and a fried egg and and serving it with tomatillo sauce.
You can check out the full lunch menu after the jump. And trust me–it’s worth a read.
Circles Thai Lunch Menu
Launches Friday, May 31
Lamb Massaman Nan Flatbread Pizza topped with Queso Fresco and Chopped Cilantro – 9
Thai Massaman Lamb Nachos with Fresh Tomato Salad with Lime Dressing, Black Beans, Sour Cream, topped with melted American Cheese – 12
Grilled Peninsula Shrimp Marinated with Cilantro, Garlic, Lime & Dried Chili Flakes. Served with a Spicy Red Sauce with Sticky Rice and Crabmeat topped with a Tomato Salad – 12
Red Snapper Ceviche with Marinated Watermelon and a Lemongrass Lime Vinaigrette – 9
Watermelon Gazpacho with Thai Basil Chilies and Cucumber Coulis – 9
Asian Salad with Baby Arugula, Asian Pears, Fennel and a Curry Crusted Chicken Breast with Curried Vinaigrette – 12
Seared Tofu Seasoned with Five Spice and Marinated in Mirin and Japanese Aged Sake served with a Kabucha Squash Puree and Carrot & Arugula Salad with a side of house made Kimchi – 11
Seared Red Snapper with Tomato and Avocado Salad with Crabmeat and Mango Puree – 10
Pad Thai with a Sweet and Sour Tamarind Sauce with a choice of Chicken or Tofu – 13
Green Papaya Pad Thai with Fried Green Papaya, Seared Shrimp, Sautéed Tofu, Peanut Sauce and side of Bean Sprouts – 13
Thai Volcano Chicken or Portobello Mushroom Marinated in Guajillo, Ancho and a Thai Red Curry Blend, served with Grilled Onions & Peppers and Corn Tortillas – 12
Thai Burrito with option of Pork, Chicken, or Sietan with Lime and Cilantro Scented Jasmine Rice, Guacamole and Black Beans – 11
Corn Tortilla Taco with Kimchi, Cilantro and a Tomatillo Sauce with choice of Massaman Lamb, Panang Beef, or Kimchi Marinated Sietan – 6
Sai Oar Burger with Ground Lamb and Beef Sirloin topped with Fried Onions, Fried Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheddar. Served with Tomatillo Sauce – 13
Mushroom Burger with Traditional Thai Spices served with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and a Spicy Sriracha Garlic Aioli – 11
Green Curry with Seared Red Snapper, Rice Vermicelli Noodles, Beans Sprouts and Fresh Thai Basil – 13